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Chipotle baked sweet potatoes and black beans recipe

Chipotle baked sweet potatoes and black beans recipe

36 ratings

Save time this summer and batch cook this easy vegetarian baked sweet potato recipe. Simply smother sweet potatoes in spicy chipotle paste, bake in the oven and top with black beans, sharp green olives, tangy feta and plenty of fresh lime and coriander. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 10 mins to prepare, 1hr 40 mins to cook
  • 461 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 8 sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 95g jar chipotle paste
  • 2 red onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1ltr passata
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp pitted green olives
  • 200g feta, crumbled
  • 1 lime, juiced, to serve
  • handful fresh coriander, chopped, to serve
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    14g 20%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    22g 25%
  • Salt

    1.5g 26%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 71g Protein 14g Fibre 15.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Using a sharp knife, make a cross on the top of each sweet potato, then sit them with the cross facing upwards in a roasting tin. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of oil with 2 tsp chipotle paste, then rub over each potato with a sprinkle of salt. Bake for 1 hr until the potatoes are tender when pierced by a sharp knife.
  2. Meanwhile, in another roasting tin, add the onions and garlic, then drizzle with 1 tbsp oil. Roast for 10 mins until the onion is beginning to soften. Remove from the oven and stir in the passata, beans, remaining chipotle paste, 200ml hot water, the cinnamon, paprika, chilli flakes and olives. Season, then return to the oven and bake for 40 mins until the sauce is reduced slightly and piping hot.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, transfer to the baking tray with the sauce and top with the feta, lime juice and fresh coriander to serve.

Tip: To reheat, cover loosely with foil and bake at gas 5, 190C, fan 170°C for 30-40 mins until piping hot.

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